We will have a draft Will prepared for you within 10 working days of receipt of our signed terms of business. If you need your Will prepared sooner than this we may be able to assist you but there will normally be an additional charge.
Yes we are happy to be appointed as your executors
Yes we can store your original Will in our safe storage. There is no extra charge for this service.
Once you have completed and returned our Wills questionnaire we will carry out an assessment of your circumstances and let you know if you would benefit from some inheritance tax planning and what the likely costs will be.
Yes, we can prepare a Will for you which on death creates a life interest trust in favour of your partner. Your new partner will then have the benefit of the house until they die and on their death the house will pass to your daughters absolutely.
It does depend on the size and complexity of his estate however generally we estimate that, subject to receiving all the information we require from you, we should be in a position to apply for Probate on your behalf within 2-3 months of you signing and returning our terms of business.
You should contact any local solicitors that may have acted for your father in the past to see if they prepared a Will for him. In the absence of any indication that he left a Will the intestacy rules will apply. The intestacy rules lay down a strict order of entitlement as to whom will benefit on intestacy.
It depends on your mother's mental capacity. If she still has capacity then she can execute a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) appointing you as her attorney for property and financial affairs. This will give you authority to act on her behalf and will enable you to access her account. If she no longer has capacity then an LPA cannot be executed and it will be necessary to make an application to the Court of Protection to be appointed as her deputy.
Assuming the Trust deed allows the trustees to appoint new trustees, we can prepare a deed of retirement and appointment which will retire you and appoint the new trustee. If there is no suitable replacement we can act as the new trustee.